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Seedstars Cape Town

SolarTurtle is currently attending Seedstars Cape Town, where we are proudly introducing them to our new BabyTurtle project. James van der Walt represented SolarTurtle at the boot camp on 19 November, and will on 21 November be presenting to the panel of judges. Good luck James

Getting involved with communities and overcoming obstacles in the green energy market

has put SolarTurtle in the news –

2020 – “Amazing SA inventions of 2019” (*)
                                                 * Correction – The SolarTurtle technology was invented and developed by our co-founder James van der Walt.

2019 – “Load shedding blues? The Baby Turtle’s got your back.” – “Sanedi signs contract with SolarTurtle to develop next-gen solar kiosks.”

Siemens Blogs – “Birth of Baby SolarTurtle for Secure and Sustainable Energy.”

Siemans Blogs – “Solution: SolarTurtle”

2018 – “Chivas Venture recognises SolarTurtle’s social punch.” – “Solar Turtle wins nation builder Social Innovation challenge.”


SolarTurtle in collaboration with Nedbank launch the first solar bank in a box in the rural Eastern Cape on 16 Sep 2017. For more details please follow these media links – – “African Power Elites – Lungelwa Interview – 2017 (page 30-31)” – “The Chivas Venture announces SA finalists in global competition.” – “Meet the 2017 Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards finalists.” – “2017 SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards finalists revealed.”

2016 – “New solar energy solution to ensure sustainable power supply to off-grid schools.” – “Africa’s portable solar revolution is thwarting thieves.” – “South African solar Co to launch its ‘PowerTurtle’.” – “Power Turtle provides secure solar power to off-grid rural schools.” – “Where you can buy energy by the bottle.” – “Secondhand shipping containers retrofitted to be energy sources.” – “Meet Africa’s brightest young inventors.”